The Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien, Williams and their Friends

Carpenter, Humphrey

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Critically acclaimed, award-winning biography of CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and the brilliant group of writers to come out of Oxford during the Second World War. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friends were a regular feature of the Oxford scenery in the years during and after the Second World War. They drank beer on Tuesdays at the ÔBird and BabyÕ, and on Thursday nights they met in LewisÕ Magdalen College rooms to read aloud from the books they were writing; jokingly they called themselves ÔThe InklingsÕ. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien first introduced The Screwtape Letters and The Lord of the Rings to an audience in this company and Charles Williams, poet and writer of supernatural thrillers, was another prominent member of the group. Humphrey Carpenter, who wrote the acclaimed biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, draws upon unpublished letters and diaries, to which he was given special access, in this engrossing story.

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Publisher
HarperCollins
Publisher City
London
Year
2006
Edition
1st thus
Format
p/b
Author
Carpenter, Humphrey
SKU
IYC132498
Categories
Condition
Near fine, as new, 1st thus paperback; some label residue on back
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
287
ISBN
9780007748693